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Bella Vista Ristorante

3.7
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131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Enjoy dinner on our two-tier riverfront patio or warm up inside by the fire. It’s Italy done right with the freshest ingredients and lovingly prepared dishes. Join us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 131 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeMacD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about our meal and experience there was great. Our waitress was very efficient and polite. We were there for the Sweetest Day menue and now we cant wait till next year.

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Michael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Sweetest Day for the dinner for two special. The food and service were the best we had any where since the pandemic. Cannot wait to go back to try other items on their menu.

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Debbie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, food and service! I will be sure to visit again !

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service as always was excellent. Both dinner and dessert were cooked and arrived to our table in a timely matter and tasted great. I love their steak pizza and our server was super attentive and sweet. 10/10 would recommend and will be back soon

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KeithD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork wood fired pizza was perfectly cooked along with the chicken pesto pasta. The outdoor seating at night was pleasantly quiet

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RobertoA
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view and food!

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vipAmanda
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is amazing!! Chicken pesto was good as well as their Cheese board w great views

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LoganL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
60 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

with Covid was looking for an outdoor venue and this hit the spot. directly on the river with a large covered deck. Good service and view. One of the better meals we had while visiting the area. worth the drive

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FrancineB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The outdoor seating offers a spectacular view and although the staff is trying hard, the service is sketchy. Biggest complain is quality of the salads. Chopped salad is nowhere like an actual salad and looks and tastes exactly like the Greek salad. The pasta dishes are a disappointment. Noodles stick together and not tossed properly with seasoning.

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SaurinP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two female waiters, I wish I got their names, were outstanding on Sunday Sept 6 evening. The greatest asset for any restaurant are its staff. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was exceptional, downright fantastic. View was exceptional but very noisy on patio with a party of 20 having an engagement party. The clam pasta dish was less than ordinary. Ordered a “Godfather” drink and was skimpy and expensive. Very disappointed, should have ordered the pizza

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vipAndre
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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RosannaR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the patio and enjoyed the views. The food was great at a great value. Would definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came from out of town, manager came around multiple times to make sure everyone was having a good meal. Staff was super personable and the food was great! Wish we lived closer!

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lesley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Birthday dinner for my dad.

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vipFFMboy
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice out door seating area. Certain times of the year there is good sunset viewing. Inside seating looked depressing due to Covid limitations. I imagine it can be a high energy summer night spot during normal times.

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MeaganL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service with a picture perfect view.

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PatricaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!! So friendly even with wearing a mask at all times. She is an asset to the resturant.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and view of the river. Service was slow so they took a drink off of our bill, without us asking. Food was good. Prices were good.

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JamieW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Asked for some bread with the pasta. They didn't fulfill the request. A bit pricey for the quality of the food.

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DanaK
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant exceeded our expectations. The staff and management was very hospitable and accomodating.

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BCAJMO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The dinner and view was excellent! I would say the kitchen was a little slow getting our food out, but other than that, the service was great!

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GabrielaS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Delicious food! Sadly bread isn't complementary and service was slow on a Thursday night.

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TaraM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

View was beautiful. I believe because of current situation menu was limited. Staff very friendly but busy. We wanted to stay enjoy the view and have coffee but was given the check not even asked. I think the food was very good.

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kkenzie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was more than pleasant, knew the menu and gave us excellent advice. The food we ordered was very well prepared, delicious and dessert was also delicious. Will highly recommend to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice and cozy!

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CSLK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was hit or miss. The burrata appetizer was amazing, and was the beef on week, but the white pizza was disappointing and flavorless. The view from the restaurant was lovely nd there was plenty of outdoor seating. However, the service was terrible - not rude, but painstakingly slow. It took us almost 3 hours for dinner from start to finish. From ordering to getting our drinks was over 20 minutes and our appetizer did not come out for almost an hour. Also, there were no busboys, so the table would be full of plates when the next course came out.

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judym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The deck allows for distancing along with a perfect view and yummy food.

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CarmenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and it will not be my last. From the person that seated us to the person that cleaned up
WONDERFUL!! Food,price,service
WONDERFUL!

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EricaO
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than I excepted. Took a road trip up from jersey and found this place on google. The food was great, the place was clean, drinks were good, seri ice was great, they took social distancing seriously and I felt safe. It was inexpensive as well. I recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our experience was deeply disappointing. We had a reservation for 7pm, which we were promptly seated upon our arrival. However, it took a bit of time before we were acknowledged, at which point we ordered our meals. We then waited an hour and a half until we got our food. Meanwhile a few people at other tables arrived, got served, ate, paid and left before we got our food. Others seemed to wait longer times as we did too. Overall, the waitress was kind, but did not acknowledge how long our food was taking until at least an hour of waiting. I would not recommend this restaurant .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

1st anniversary dinner completely ruined. Restaurant was severely understaffed. Allegedly 2 cooks had to go home for family reasons. There were only 2 servers on for both patios. Greet time was 27 yes, 27 minutes before the server even acknowledged we were sitting there. Ordered drinks which were brought to the table by the manager. Server came back right after manager and took our food order. We finished our first round of drinks and then waited 10 mins for the server to resurface so we could ask for waters which took another 17 mins for her to bring. After being there for 2 hours the server offered only a free dessert or round of drinks. We demanded to see the manager and the food finally showed up in the manager's hands to be delivered for us to eat. He offered us half off and we were still displeased. He took care of the food (reminder, we were there for 2 hours at this point) and we asked for it to be boxed togo. He offered to have it delivered to the room and we thanked him. He apologized and said there was a technology error that caused the wait (translation, the server never rang in our order). My wife said "I thought it was a staffing issue" the manager backpedaling acknowledged that it was both. 10 mins later someone knocks on the door. I open it and they say "here's your pizza." I thank him but also noted that the young man delivering it had on sneakers, shorts, a sleeveless Tshirt and was holding a football helmet in his other hand. You can't make this stuff up. Thankfully we had the forethought to bring disposable silverware with us from home otherwise my wife would have been forced to eat her overcooked pasta with her bare hands. The mushroom pizza toppings were delicious although the bottom of the crust was entirely burnt and inedible. My wife had also ordered a side salad which we are still waiting for. This was the first night of our 1st anniversary vacation. We won't be wasting our time with them for the rest of our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Waited over an hour for two pizzas.. they were pretty good, but I probably wouldn’t go back. Service was mediocre at best, and they didn’t offer any discount or really any apologies for the long wait for our food.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

While the staff was very nice, they were in WAY over their heads. The busser walked around aimlessly and then must have gotten cut around 9 because every other table just sat with ALL of the dirty dishes on them the rest of the time we were there.

We were served by a man and there was another female server. We got our drinks as I was sitting down and then didn't see our server for another 31 minutes.

The charcuterie was meh with brown cauliflower and asparagus on it. Gross. My husband's beef ragu tasted like pine sol. My chicken pasta was ok. The seating would be nice, but the wind WHIPS at you and there are fires down below so we reeked when left.

We had a spectacular dinner the night before for $89 and paid more than that at Bella Vista for terrible food and service. There were three servers on at 4pm when we peaked in, I don't know why all of them were cut by 8:15 but they need to keep more staff on so that they can handle the reservations. Never should have cut the busser either. Definitely wouldn't recommend this spot.

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Lynnie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second visit. We ordered 3 Pizzas and an appetizer, the Cheese board was excellent. The Classic Pizzagot a thumbs up. The Chiken Finger BBQ was highly regarded by the kids. We ordered the Beef on Weck... I, personally was disappointed. It didnt resemble a Beef On Weck.
Over all... we will be back.

My Favorite Pizzais the Wild Mushroom. I'm working through them all

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Josiek
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant with a great view. Our waiter was very attentive. Enjoyed it. Will come again.

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FrankC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I've dined here before and enjoyed it. But I had to rate this experience poorly. Had a reservation, but upon arrival was told they had an "unexpected" wedding and if we stayed we wouldn't get food for at least 1/2 hour after seating. Seemed hard to believe they'd have an "unexpected" wedding when they took my reservation the very same day. Then we were told there would be no table available for 30-45 minutes, because they had seated people without reservations. It was already 7:15pm, so we ended up leaving. Not a very pleasant experience.

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KenT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We walked out. They tried sitting us next to the dirty dish service area and we asked for something different and was told, there was nowhere else. I guess reservations mean nothing to them

FAQs

Bella Vista Ristorante offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 299-0344.

Bella Vista Ristorante is rated 3.7 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.